SOASTA Driving Force Behind Tata Elxsi Connected Car Initiative

SOASTA has been chosen by Tata Elxsi to support a pioneering project that will create a truly connected car. Tata Elxsi is working with a luxury car brand to design advanced telematics and other services that will feature in a selected line of vehicles. SOASTAs TouchTest platform will be used to validate and test the performance of key services and ensure the project remains on track. Financial details were not disclosed.

The idea of a connected car has evolved as new consumer technologies emerge and become commonplace in everyday lives. When applied to a luxury brand, the concept ratchets up many gears in terms of the quality, precision and exacting standards. This was the backdrop to Tata Elxsis own appointment and their decision to partner with SOASTA. SOASTAs selection followed an intense evaluation period lasting many months that saw the SOASTA technical team conduct numerous demos and tests designed to demonstrate the scope, scale and capabilities of the SOASTA platform. It ultimately led to approval from the car manufacturer of Tata Elxsis choice of partner and performance analytic platform.

Manufacturers put new cars through their paces on the test track to assess their performance and reliability and to gain valuable insights. Its no different for the connected car project. Our test track is the SOASTA platform that allows us to measure and review the performance, reliability and tolerances of key aspects associated with the connected car itself. For such a scalable platform, it is easy to deploy and more affordable and cost effective than offerings from other vendors, said Nitin Pai, SVP, Tata Elxsi.

We worked closely with SOASTAs engineering team to devise the process and scenarios that form the basis of the tests. The support, professionalism and responsiveness of the SOASTA team has helped us to prepare thoroughly for what lies ahead as we gear up for months of detailed and precise performance testing. We anticipate pressing deadlines that will constantly change as the requirements evolve but we have the confidence, reassurance and knowledge that SOASTAs performance and analytical platform is more than up to the challenge, added Nitin Pai.

Tata Elxsis decision to place their trust in SOASTAs engineering and technical prowess speaks volumes to the strength and robustness of the platform, its affordability and ease of deployment. It also speaks to the values and qualities of the individuals and the company that makes SOASTA such a great partner dependability, determination, flexibility and persistence to name but a few. A connected car project is a complex undertaking at the best of times but when you are delivering it for a prestigious brand, the pressure is really on. SOASTA are proud to be associated with such an innovative project and delighted to be working with Tata Elxsi to bring the project to life, said Tom Lounibos, CEO & founder, SOASTA.

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